Source: A Matter of Knives, pg(s). 3
Alsaerdus is a businessman living in the Molthuni capital of Canorate. He was nearly used as a scapegoat by Loryn Garldrake and Semdeira Sarpent in order to cover their immoral business practices, but luckily escaped this fate by coincidentally being out of town when they sprang their trap. Instead, the two decided to frame the knife merchant and trapsmith Argulk Hroalund instead.